Walkyrie

noun
Wal·​ky·​rie | \ väl-ˈkir-ē How to pronounce Walkyrie (audio) also väl-ˈkī-rē or ˈväl-kə-rē How to pronounce Walkyrie (audio) \

Definition of Walkyrie

First Known Use of Walkyrie

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Walkyrie

German Walküre & Old Norse valkyrja

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“Walkyrie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Walkyrie. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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